Disastrous Instructions

Welcome to your very own natural disaster wiki site. On this site you are going to creatively present all sorts of juicy information concerning your selected topic. Be sure to closely follow the directions, and present the information in the same order that it is listed below. Also, use only the sources and databases provided. See the list at the bottom of this page.

Keep in the front of your brain that the purpose of the project is to show how geography (in this case a natural disaster) impacts how people live their lives. Ms.Schuckman will have some other leading questions for the sections that you will be addressing in Science. Have fun, and be creative.

For each paragraph use the TEE (Topic sentence, Evidence, Explanation of your evidence) format.

Successful students will always:

  • Stick to the TEE format
  • Not waste class time
  • Find creative ways to make their work standout from other natural disasters pages
  • Proof read closely, and have other proofread their work often
  • Provide many hyperlinks
  • Use their collaborative teams to improve their work.

Title: Clearly name your project (your title should draw your site visitor in without being confusing or silly)

Introduction: You will need a paragraph to let the reader know your first name, your school name, your location, and most importantly the purpose of your page. You need to be clear and convince the reader that it is in their interest to keep investigating your page. 2 hyperlinks are a must.

Widget&Weather Station: Embed a StL weather widget as well as a link to the MICDS Weather Station (see link below)

The Science: Ms. Schuckman will guide you with this section. See the instructions on Canvas.

In the News: Ms. Schuckman will guide you with this section. See the instructions on Canvas.

Historical Event: Here you need 2 paragraphs about a famous historical disaster. Your first paragraph needs to explains the where, when, why, and who of the disaster.
Paragraph 2 needs to explain how the/a community prepared for the event, and what is done differently today as a result of the disaster. 2 sources are a must.

Safety: In this section you will creatively highlight and present the "dos and don'ts" for surviving your disaster. 2 Hyperlinks are a must.

Experts: Here you need a paragraph and hyperlinks presenting an expert(s) on your disaster. By expert we were talking about scientists, universities, politicians, aide organizations...
1 Hyper Link is a Must.

Thanks:List your sources

Some iHOG Disasters Resources (stay tuned for additions):

MICDS Library DateBases

MICDS Weather Station
Centers for Disease Control and Prevetion
National Geographic (Natural Disasters)
Wikipedia (Natural Disasters)
FEMA (Homeland Security)
FEMA (Natural Disasters)
NOAA Hurricane Center
NOAA Weather Center
Reuters News Agency (Natural Disasters)
Red Cross Disaster Safety Tips
United States Geological Survey

Tsunami and Flood Links
Tornado and SuperStorm Links

Last Year's Site